According to a survey conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, nearly 20 million Americans regularly turn to chiropractic care for relief from chronic low back pain and headaches. Chiropractic care is well-known for pain-relieving abilities, but pain relief isn’t all chiropractic care can do. Routine chiropractic care is becoming more popular as more and more individuals are experiencing the benefits of chiropractic care.
Not sure how chiropractic care can benefit you? Dr. Dana Robinson and our experienced team at Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center recommend you visit our Redwood City clinic if you’d like to learn more about what chiropractic can do for you.
Continue reading to explore the five benefits of chiropractic care if you’re pain-free.
What exactly is chiropractic care?
If you associate chiropractic care with spinal manipulations, you’re not alone. Spinal manipulations are one of the most well-known types of chiropractic care, but they’re not your only option. Chiropractic care is an umbrella term for many different types of treatments, including:
- Balance training
- Spinal decompression
- Massage therapy
- Soft tissue recovery
- And more
Depending on what your ultimate goals are, Dr. Robinson creates a customized plan utilizing some of the above-listed treatments.
Improved joint health
Chiropractic care can improve the function of your joints, even if your joints don’t hurt. During routine chiropractic care, Dr. Robinson can spot any misalignments in your joints — including your spine. If the misalignments are corrected before they start to cause major problems, you can avoid the problem of pain in the first place.
Routine chiropractic care can have a profound effect on your posture. Not only can Dr. Robinson suggest ergonomic improvements for your desk (i.e., using a lumbar pillow), but she can also promote a neutral spine by manipulating your joints to realign your spine and eliminate pressure.
According to a study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, chiropractic care can help you if you have dizziness or balance disorders. Neither dizziness or balance disorders cause pain, but they can lead to injuries if you trip and fall. A separate 2015 study found that chiropractic care was effective in helping elderly participants reduce their risk of falls.
Improved athletic performance
During the 2000 Sydney Olympics, it was no secret that the top Olympians relied heavily on routine chiropractic care. Proponents for chiropractic care stated that not only did chiropractic care improve their athletic performance, but it did so without medications.
Chiropractic care improves athletic performance by:
- Reducing muscle tension
- Decreasing inflammation
- Improving immune system function
- Improving pulmonary (breathing) function
The best part? Chiropractic care can improve athletic performance in professional athletes and weekend warriors alike. When your body is well-conditioned, you’re less likely to accidentally injure yourself during athletic activities.
Better prepared for childbirth
Chiropractic care can also help expectant mothers who have lower back or hip pain, but it can also be used to help prepare for childbirth. Chiropractic care can promote a balanced pelvis, which can give your baby as much room as possible. It can also promote an easier delivery when the pelvis is balanced.
How can chiropractic care benefit you?
At Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center, Dr. Robinson and our skilled team are here to help you feel good — whether you have an injury already or you just want to prevent future aches and pains. To learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care, book a consultation at our Redwood City, California clinic by calling 650-599-9868 or simply request an appointment online.